Reporting and Extension of stay during Exchange

Student must inform the Global Connect Office and have prior approval from Head-IR for any extension of stay in host University and after returning student must report within 2 days to concern academic department for their next term. The Chairperson, International Relations in consultation with the Programme Chairperson and Dean-GP may waive the attendance requirement of MDI students on exchange and permit late joining in Term VI at MDI. A maximum of 4–5 classes or up to 2 weeks absence (whichever is less) will be considered for waiver. Any case above and beyond this limit may be considered for waiver under extra-ordinary circumstances by the Chair-IR with due consultation of the Chair of respective programmes/Dean (GP).

Expense during Exchange
  1. The host institution will attempt to secure housing for students who desire such accommodations but in no event is either institution obligated to provide housing for any exchange student. As is customary, both institutions will assist the exchange students in this regard to the fullest extent possible. No refund of lodging charges is granted to the students.

  2. Selected exchange students will pay all customary tuition and registration fees to their home institution while participating in the exchange programme.

  3. Exchange students are fully responsible for all other expenses (except host institution academic fees) during their studies at the host institution including books and other necessary course material fees, housing, meals, transportation, and personal and medical expenses. However, the students who have visited abroad under exchange programme will be eligible to claim, on production of bills, expenses borne towards books/study material up to Rs. 500/– per course, subject to maximum of Rs. 2,500/–. Neither institution will be responsible for expenses incurred by spouses and families of visiting students.

  4. Participating exchange students will be required to carry adequate health insurance and to provide proof to the host institution that their insurance will cover the costs of health care during the period of exchange prior to starting classes. In the event that students are unable to provide such proof, they will be required to pay for health insurance available at the host
    Institution since no host institution is able to provide health care without such coverage.

  5. Each exchange student shall be responsible for obtaining a visa and related travel documents necessary to pursue studies at the host institution before departing from their home countries. The proof for VISA applied for has to be shown to Global Connect Office before 31 st July’ of the year. Both institutions will assist as necessary in satisfying host site visa requirements and other necessary formalities for the visiting students. Visa fee and any other expense related to travel has to be borne by the students.

  6. In the event an exchange student withdraws for any reason from the programme of study prior to completion of the same at a host institution, the withdrawal and refund policies of the student’s home institution shall apply.

  7. No monetary considerations will be exchanged between the home and the host institutions.